Isabel Obregon’s high school lacrosse career started as a freshman at Woodson, where she earned Patriot District Player of the Year honors in 2012 while helping the Cavaliers win the district title.
The following year, Obregon transferred to Bishop Ireton, a private school in Alexandria that competes in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference. After spending her sophomore season with the Cardinals, she returned to Woodson during her junior year. Back with the Cavaliers, she earned first-team All-Conference 7 and first-team all-region accolades while helping Woodson win the conference championship.
Along the way, Obregon committed to the University of North Carolina, de-committed, and then committed to the University of Maryland.
Obregon’s high school career of change has continued into her senior year, as she now attends Robinson Secondary School, where she is a member of the Rams field hockey team. Obregon recently participated in a Q&A via email with The Connection.
*Connection: You're committed to the University of Maryland. What made the Terps the right fit for you?
Obregon: I knew Maryland was the right fit for me when I visited the campus and met with the coach this past fall. I was previously committed to UNC and had visited a selection of other schools, but I never felt a more comfortable feeling than I did when I visited Maryland. I was able to see Maryland as my home for my four years of college, and could actually visualize myself there, which I really couldn't say about the other schools.
*Connection: What position will you play?
Obregon: I'll most likely be playing attack at Maryland, because the coach recruited me for my quick hands.
*Connection: At what age did you start playing lacrosse? When did you realize playing college lacrosse was a possibility for you?
Obregon: I began playing lacrosse in the third grade, when my sisters began playing lacrosse. I realized I had the potential to play in college when I was in the seventh grade. I was playing a lot with my club team at the time and realized the improvement I had made and the potential that I had.
*Connection: You transferred from Woodson to Bishop Ireton and back to Woodson. You originally committed to the University of North Carolina and then changed to the University of Maryland, correct?. How would you describe the experience of your first three years of high school?
Obregon: Yes, I transferred from Woodson to Bishop Ireton halfway through my sophomore year, and then transferred back to Woodson halfway through my junior year. However, I will now be attending Robinson Secondary School for my senior year. (I know, that’s a lot of school changing!) My neighborhood was redistricted to Robinson, and so I took the opportunity to go there. I am now in season playing field hockey at Robinson. And yes, I originally committed to North Carolina, but I de-committed and committed to the University of Maryland this past December. My first three years of high school were pretty hectic to say the least, with all of the school changes and personal changes. However, I wouldn't change any of it because I have accomplished so much more than I could have ever imagined within these past three years.
*Connection: What is your favorite lacrosse memory from your first three years of high school?
Obregon: My favorite lacrosse memory was when I was told that I received the Patriot District Player of the Year award when I was only a freshman. I didn't even know what the award was when I received it! I also loved playing with my sister, Elena, who was then a senior at the time.
*Connection: What are you most looking forward to about your senior year of high school?
Obregon: I am really looking forward to my senior year because I'll be at a new school that I've heard so many great things about, and I'll be preparing for my first year at Maryland for the next year!
*Connection: If you could go back and change one thing about your high school athletic career to this point, what would it be?
Obregon: If I could change anything about my high school athletic career, I would probably have chosen to play basketball during the winter each season.
*Connection: What is your favorite food?
Obregon: I'd have to say that pizza is my favorite food at the moment.
*Connection: Who is your favorite music artist? Why?
Obregon: I absolutely love Drake. I don't know, there’s just something about his music and lyrics. I've always been a huge fan.
*Connection: What is your favorite movie? Why?
Obregon: My favorite movie is probably ‘Step Brothers.’ It’s just a classic. Movies don't get much funnier than that.
*Connection: What location is the farthest you have traveled from the Washington, D.C. metro area?
Obregon: The farthest I've ever travelled was to Spain to visit my relatives.
*Connection: Are you a pro sports fan? If so, who are your favorite teams?
Obregon: I love the Redskins and the O's.
*Connection: Do you have a favorite athlete?
Obregon: Most definitely Jadeveon Clowney. He's an absolute beast.